The safety technology area has information for protecting workers directly with personal protection equipment and indirectly with interlocks, light curtains, machine guards, barriers, safety curtains, sensors, and ventilation systems.

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Welding goggles feature low-profile design for welding in restricted spaces

April 15, 2015

The new Weld-Mask™ autodarkening welding goggles from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. feature an extreme low-profile design that allows welding operators access into spaces where the use of a traditional welding helmet would be limited. The design is suitable for gas welding and cutting, as well as...

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Safety device warns when elevated mezzanine platform gates are open

April 14, 2015

Wildeck has introduced the EdgeAlert™ open gate alarm system. It signals an open gate condition with a flashing light and loud alarm to prevent employees from falling from an elevated mezzanine level. The alarm can be installed on new or existing swing gates, slide gates, tilt gates, or...

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FCA US Indiana Transmission Plant I works 10 million hours without lost-time injury

April 2, 2015

The nearly 2,700 employees at FCA US’s Indiana Transmission Plant I (ITPI) in Kokomo, Ind., have worked 10 million hours—a span of more than three years—without a lost-time injury. FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies....

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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The Dupps Co. receives FMA’s 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence

March 30, 2015

The Dupps Co., Germantown, Ohio, has been named as the winner of the 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., and sponsored by CNA Insurance Companies, was created by FMA’s Safety Council to...

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High-definition welding helmet provides clear view of weld puddle

March 30, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® Tech HD welding helmet, its first autodarkening helmet with an optical class of 1/1/1/1, which indicates the highest optical performance possible according to the EN 379 standard. The helmet provides a clear view of the weld puddle to help...

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Disposable respirators, half-mask respirators aid welding compliance

March 30, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the N95 disposable respirator and expanded LPR-100 half-mask respirator to help companies maintain a compliant welding environment. The disposable respirator features a flame-retardant outer layer that protects welding operators in environments where...

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FMA names 2015 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

March 27, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the recipients of the 2015 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in safety. Award...

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How clean is the air in your manufacturing facility?

March 24, 2015


Metalworking facilities have to meet basic federal requirements for indoor air quality, but some companies may choose to go beyond that to create a work environment that encourages employee engagement and higher productivity.

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Breathable air system uses single line hose assembly

March 23, 2015

The model 50 SL air breathing system from Martech Services Co. works with the user’s existing compressed air supply to provide Grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose, it will supply air for a spray gun. The unit is available with a 35-...

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Aget Mfg. launches website

March 13, 2015

Aget Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of industrial dust and mist collection systems in Adrian, Mich., has launched a newly redesigned website at The site is a combination informational outlet and e-commerce platform, allowing for customers to learn about the company and purchase...

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Light contributes to forklift safety

March 12, 2015

Intella Liftparts offers the BlueSpot® safety light to help reduce forklift/pedestrian accidents. The UL-listed light features sturdy metal construction with stainless...

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Personal air breathing unit provides Grade D breathable air

March 5, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the model P-20 personal air breathing unit. It works with the existing filtered compressed air supply to provide Grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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New partnership to promote workplace safety made official

February 25, 2015

The Iron Workers, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) have established a collaborative partnership to advance safety among those working in the trade in the U.S. and Canada. IMPACT Labor Co-chairman Walter...

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Safety glasses meet high-velocity impact requirements

February 24, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced Skullerz® safety glasses in seven patented models with up to 13 different lens options. All models meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1+ high-velocity impact and MIL-PRF 32342 Military Ballistic Fragmentation Protection requirements. Available accessories include removable foam...

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